CANIDAE Grain-Free PURE Ancestral Fish Formula Freeze-Dried Raw Coated Dry Dog Food, 9-lb bag

Rated 4.2273 out of 5 stars
$39.99 Chewy Price
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About This Item


  • Contains 3.4 pounds of 7 regionally sourced fish ingredients including salmon, mackerel, whitefish, pollock and tuna.
  • Crafted for your adult dog with HealthPLUS Solutions—a trio of probiotics, antioxidants and omega fatty acids added after cooking to support healthy digestion, a healthy immune system and healthy skin and lustrous coat.
  • Raw coated with freeze-dried raw salmon for great-tasting nutrition that will have your pup’s tail wagging with approval.
  • Made free of grains, corn, wheat, soy, potatoes, chicken and red meat for adult dogs with certain food sensitivities.
  • This grain-free recipe is proudly made by a family-owned company with uncompromised quality.

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Questions & Answers

20 Customer Questions

How many cups of food are in a 20lb BAG?
Answer by ChewyOct 28, 2018
There is approximately 16 cups in the 4 pound bag, approximately is 36 cups in the 9 pound bag, and approximately 80 cups in the 20 pound bag.

I see that it says freeze-dried raw coated dry dog food. Is this dry dog food that is simply coated with raw fish or is it completely raw?
Answer by ChewyJun 25, 2019
This food is a cooked kibble that is coated with raw fish.

What is the percentage of protein from animal sources?
Answer by ChewyAug 03, 2021
This variety contains approximately 18% Protein content on an as fed basis, with 46.1% of that coming from animal sources.

What is the approximate kibble size?
Answer by ChewyJul 18, 2018
CANIDAE formulas contain pea-sized kibble.

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Rated 4.2273 out of 5 stars
88 Ratings
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88 Customer Reviews

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Agentq13 on Mar 9, 2023

Dog throwing up

My dog loves the taste of this food however he consistently throws up yellow bile so I had to get something else.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Ryderroo on May 8, 2022

My Aussie LOVES these!

The refills are kind of expensive, as others have said, but my 2 yr old Aussie LOVES these - she likes the peanut butter flavor best. She picks the toy up then drops it (loudly!) on the hardwood floor or she drops the “empty” toy in my lap to let me know she needs a refill. I only refill it once a day, to make it last a bit longer, but sometimes I cave if she’s been extra good….sigh…

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By Sewanee on Jan 19, 2022

My Dogs Love It!

Yes, It has a fishy smell, but its not unpleasant. My dogs love it and it takes less to feed them. That helps with the costs.Of course its been discontinued. So that doesn't help at all.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By NicM on Sep 27, 2021

My Dog is Allergic to EVERYTHING

My 2 year old Mal is allergic to just the right combination of ingredients and this is literally the ONLY food that contains nothing he’s allergic to. He likes it, but he likes everything. I don’t have any sort of horrible fishy smell like others claim. It’s a fish based food, yes it has a smell but nothing out of the ordinary. My only complaint is I wish the size of the kibble was bigger. Oh, and I wish it was cheaper, but hey what can you do? I have no other choice.

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By Hamlet on Aug 27, 2021

First bag was great, the second was completely different.

I have a somewhat picky GSD, so I intentionally seek out kibble with freeze-dried raw bits because it is as close to a raw diet I can afford right now. The first bag was great with tons of little freeze-dried bits in it. It was his favorite part and usually the first thing he picked out of his bowl. The second bag I received did not include any of those freeze-dried bits. Kinda odd, he still picks at the kibble and will eventually eat it but he is no longer excited about it without the freeze-dried bits. Maybe I just got a fluke bag, but if I wanted just kibble there are other options that I could have gone with that would be just as good for him without such a hit to the wallet.

Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By Judy on Nov 4, 2021

Dogs didn't like it

I was so excited to order this food but it sat in my dogs dishes. I am going to try something else or get ground turkey necks from my local butcher to add to it.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By kamimami on Jul 21, 2021

Dog disapproval, crumbs in the bag; expensive

I wanted to my dog to like this food. He's a husky mix and loves fish so we always get the salmon Canidae. I like their brand he's been eating the Salmon and Sweet Potato mix for 2 years straight. We used to switch between Taste of the Wild and his Candiae favorite before for variety. However, my pooch loves fish and did not like this food. He tipped it over nearly every day. Also there were quite a few crumbs in the bag even towards the top, not sure if it's from the freeze dry process or just the bag we got. It was more expensive too for a smaller bag which isn't ideal. We tried it out, it wasn't for us. Dog doesn't approve.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Eternalsunshine on Jun 1, 2021

Miracle Fish!

Much Gratitude! My 13 year old labs love this food!!! We had them on a special prescription allergy dog food for several months and it didn't help. Their allergies actually seemed to get worse! Did a little research and this dog food came up as recommended for dogs with allergies. Both dogs itching has significantly improved and their raw inflamed skin sores are healing. One had been having a really hard time eating and swallowing food without choking and puking it back up and she's had no problems with any of that with this food. I was worried because this is a smaller kibble and I didn't want her to inhale it and choke, but she's not choked at all or vomited with this food. Both dogs seem to have more energy. Their coats feel softer and look shinier. They don't have any problems with their stools, just solid and healthy. The food smells fishy, but it's not unbearable. I have a very sensitive sense of smell and a quick gag reflex and I've had no problems with this food's fish smell. Highly recommend! Praise the Lord for this miracle fish dog food! Thank you!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By PitBullMommy on Jun 23, 2021


My dog Daphne does amazing on this food she looks like she has been dipped in oil, she eats it without fuss and I can tell she is being nourished from the inside out

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Andi on Aug 31, 2021

Great quality and flavor

Great quality with that extra flavor of a raw coating. Our dogs loved it.